Pannone nets Watson Burton banking star

Watson Burton banking star” />Manchester-based Pannone has raided Leeds firm Watson Burton, poaching its banking head Andrew Gosnay.

Gosnay, who launched Watson Burton’s Leeds office in 2004, leaves after senior partner Andrew Hoyle was ousted by the firm last year following opposition to his expansion plans.

Pannone managing partner Joy Kingsley haspresided over a sustained period of lateral hiring, taking on 10 partners in 2005 and five in 2006.

On Gosnay’s hire, Kingsley said: “His experience and expertise will be invaluable as we grow the banking and finance part of our business and build on our success over the past two years.”